Iowa Department of Administrative Services Utility Attorney 2 in Des Moines, Iowa

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Utility Attorney 2

Salary

$99,652.80 - $141,752.00 Annually

Location

Des Moines - 50319 - Polk County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Agency

219 Iowa Department of Commerce Utilities Board

Job Number

19-01299

Closing

12/27/2018 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Lynn R. Zook-Slagg at: lynn.zook-slagg@iub.iowa.gov

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Job Description

Only applicants who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and meet all selective requirements will be placed on the eligible list.

The Iowa Department of Commerce Utilities Board is looking to fill a Utility Attorney 2 to assist the state. This Utility Attorney 2 will provide advice and counsel to the three-member Iowa Utilities Board and to the Board's staff as a member of the Regulatory Law section, which is organized pursuant to Iowa Code chapter 474. The duties of this position include review of legal and factual issues in some of the most complex Board proceedings; preparation of legal memoranda; and writing proposed decisions and orders for the Board that are well reasoned and defensible. The position also defends those decisions in judicial review proceedings and other proceedings in state and federal court, including briefing and oral argument.

Other responsibilities of this position include oversight of rulemaking proceedings, general inquiry proceedings, and declaratory order dockets, among other matters. It will also require research regarding laws, policies, orders, and regulations from other state and federal jurisdictions. The successful applicant will have experience and comfort with administrative law and public utility regulation, preferably in Iowa, but other state or federal experience in those areas will be considered. Previous experience with public utility regulation is required.

The successful applicant will have good organizational and analytical skills, problem-solving abilities, and the ability to communicate and advocate both orally and in writing. This is an opportunity to grow with a vital state agency that makes a difference in the everyday lives of Iowans. The successful candidate will work in the IUB – OCA LEED Platinum building in Des Moines. The successful applicant will work closely with and, in some instances; help to mentor other attorneys in the Regulatory Law section.

Applicants may attach a resume/cover letter to the online application.

Selectives

354 Law Degree

Possession of a law degree from an accredited institution.

And

733 Utility Rate Regulation

6 months' experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both in research and analysis of cost and rate structures of utilities and/or impacts of rate changes on demands for utility services

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from an accredited law school and experience equal to five years of full-time work in the practice of utility regulation law;

OR

employees withcurrentcontinuous experience in the state executive branch that includes the equivalent of three years of full-time experiences as a Utility Attorney 1.

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Do you understand that the answers to all of the following questions must be truthful, honest, and accurate to the best of your ability?

Please read all questions and answers thoroughly and make sure you understand them completely.Ensure the answers to your questions match the information filled out on your application and the attachments you have uploaded. If the answers to your questions are inconsistent with your application information or uploaded attachments, you will be given zero points for the question.Knowingly misrepresenting the facts when submitting any information related to an application, examination, certification, appeal, or any other facet of the selection process will result in your disqualification from this application and future employment with the state of Iowa.

  • Yes - I understand and agree.

  • No

02

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Have you filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq?

  • No - I have NOT filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

  • Yes - I HAVE filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

03

Have you graduated from an accredited law school? IF YES - How many years do you have of full-time work in the practice of utility regulation law?

  • Not applicable – I have not graduated from law school

  • No experience in the practice of utility regulation law

  • Less than two years of full-time work in the practice of utility regulation law

  • Two years, but less than four years of full-time work in the practice of utility regulation law

  • Four years, but less than five years of full-time work in the practice of utility regulation law

  • Five years or more in the practice of utility regulation law

04

If you are a CURRENT employee for the State of Iowa (executive branch) how many years of full-time experience do you have in the classification of a Utility Attorney 1 for the State of Iowa?

  • Not applicable, I am not a CURRENT employee for the State of Iowa (executive branch)

  • No experience in the classification of a Utility Attorney 1 for the State of Iowa (executive branch)

  • Less than two years in the classification of a Utility Attorney 1 for the State of Iowa (executive branch)

  • Two years, but less than three years of full full-time work in the classification of a Utility Attorney 1 for the State of Iowa (executive branch)

  • Three years or more in the classification of a Utility Attorney 1 for the State of Iowa (executive branch)

05

Does your application demonstrate that you possession of a law degree from an accredited institution?

  • Yes

  • No

06

Does your application demonstrate that you have 6 months' experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both in research and analysis of cost and rate structures of utilities and/or impacts of rate changes on demands for utility services?

  • Yes

  • No

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Agency

State of Iowa

Agency

219 Iowa Department of Commerce Utilities Board

Address

1375 E Court Ave, Room 69Des Moines, Iowa, 50319

Website

https://iub.iowa.gov/

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